Charles J. Stege

Charles J. Stege, 68, passed away at his residence on Monday, Dec. 25, 2006. Charles was born in Racine on May 4, 1938 to Charles J. and Edith A. (nee: Krenzke) Stege.

He served in the United States Navy. Charles married Lennis Lenore Morris in Canoga Park, Calif. on June 15, 1962.

He worked for Ameritech for 32 years, retiring in 1998. Charles enjoyed singing in the choir, gardening, and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Lenore Stege; children, Jon (Lori) Stege, Dan (Shannon) Stege, Caryn (Jim) Dawson and Melissa Hoffman; grandchildren, Jessica, Ben, Aaron, and Krista Stege, Rebekah, Micah and Sarah Stege, Jimmy, Alexa and Sierra Dawson, Keilah, Jeconiah and Scotty Hoffman; and brother, John (Linda) Stege. Charles is also survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services for Charles will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7900 Nicholson Ave on Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Wierschke officiating.

Inurnment will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to Trinity Lutheran church expansion appeal.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory in Racine is assisting the family.